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by Dash33
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 51231

Re: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?

For me the main reason why I would rate Alonso a nudge above Hamilton is consistency. Hamilton on top form is untouchable, but he also has a few weekends per year where he's just nowhere. I don't think Alonso would have struggled like Hamilton did in China and Canada this year for instance. Nor wou...
by Dash33
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 51231

Re: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?

It does. It moves him closer to Alonso IMO but as Alonso hasn't had the opportunity to do the same you can't compare. Why would you assume Alonso couldn't. I also have to say I pretty much discount races and championships won between 2014-16 as any indication of greatness. No competition. For me to...
by Dash33
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 42228

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

Firstly, those who are worried about Leclerc not being allowed to race Vettel are deluded, give him 6 or so races and the only view of Leclerc that Vettel will have is of his gearbox... Secondly, Ferrari didn't have to give Sauber any money to take Raikonnen, they've could just stop charging them f...
by Dash33
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 42228

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

According to the BBC, 'Keeping Raikkonen had been Vettel's preferred option'. Well yes, it would be wouldn't it! So how will Kimi react to team orders for the rest of the season now he's leaving and knows he's not got many more opportunities for a race win? It could get a little spicy. I suspect th...
by Dash33
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 64
Views: 11425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix

Behave, Kimi may well have burnt his tyres going for gold when undercutting Hamilton, but Bottas backing him up lap upon lap, his dirty air contributing to Kimi's tyre problem and then allowing Hamilton to close up quickly without taking the life out of his tyres absolute contributed to Hamilton wi...
by Dash33
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 64
Views: 11425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix

Behave, Kimi may well have burnt his tyres going for gold when undercutting Hamilton, but Bottas backing him up lap upon lap, his dirty air contributing to Kimi's tyre problem and then allowing Hamilton to close up quickly without taking the life out of his tyres absolute contributed to Hamilton wi...
by Dash33
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 64
Views: 11425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix

Went Hamilton, Bottas and Grosjean Hamilton was flawless. Bottas did _the_ job on Raikonnen and contributed as much to the win as Hamilton himself. Grosjean for keeping it tidy and winning the B league. Silly to state that without Bottas he wouldn't have won. Another silly comment. Bottas contribut...
by Dash33
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 64
Views: 11425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix

Went Hamilton, Bottas and Grosjean Hamilton was flawless. Bottas did _the_ job on Raikonnen and contributed as much to the win as Hamilton himself. Grosjean for keeping it tidy and winning the B league. Silly to state that without Bottas he wouldn't have won. Another silly comment. Bottas contribut...
by Dash33
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 64
Views: 11425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix

Hamilton, Raikkonen, Bottas, because: Hamilton: Was hanging in there and managed to make it stick when it mattered. Raikkonen: There is nothing he could've done better after being sandwiched by the Mercs. Not a foot wrong in the whole weekend, but lost to Merc's team effort. Bottas: Basically the i...
by Dash33
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 64
Views: 11425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix

Went Hamilton, Bottas and Grosjean Hamilton was flawless. Bottas did _the_ job on Raikonnen and contributed as much to the win as Hamilton himself. Grosjean for keeping it tidy and winning the B league. Another silly comment. Bottas contributed as much to Hamiltons win as Hamilton? Personally I thi...
by Dash33
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 64
Views: 11425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Italian Grand Prix

Hamilton, Raikkonen, Bottas, because: Yes, thank god for Bottas otherwise Hamilton would just be another also ran.... dont be silly, Hamilton was clearly the fastest guy out tere today. He didnt need anyones help. Hamilton: Was hanging in there and managed to make it stick when it mattered. Raikkon...
by Dash33
Wed May 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pascal Wehrlein to replace Brendon Hartley??
Replies: 115
Views: 42095

Re: Pascal Wehrlein to replace Brendon Hartley??

Hartley should have stuck to Fly Fishing, but Wehrlein would not be much of an upgrade. Massa is hanging around in the pits, so is Di Resta. Edit, or maybe a couple of races from Button just as a yardstick. He seems to work well with Honda. I disagree. Pascal is definitely a strong driver. People d...
by Dash33
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What happened in 2007?
Replies: 35
Views: 10123

Re: What happened in 2007?

McLaren should have been thrown out of both championships, but that would have decimated TV viewing figures for the rest of the season and perhaps beyond. Instead the drivers' points were left alone and the WDC was left to reach its own conclusion to maintain the viewing audience's interest. Except...
by Dash33
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What happened in 2007?
Replies: 35
Views: 10123

Re: What happened in 2007?

What did Hamilton say today in regards to 2007? He was asked if he still gets upset about China 2007. He said he only looks forward, then suddenly said he wished he could tell what really happened in 2007, but can't. Martin Brundle said it's been 10 years, Lewis still said no. It was mostly the way...
by Dash33
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.
Replies: 374
Views: 77149

Re: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.

Sorry, I think this is more Vettel's fault. On the slow down lap it must surely be up to the driver passing to make sure the driver in front sees him? Two weeks after Singapore I would say the same thing, that maybe Vettel can argue that he is not technically at fault. But technically, he crashed, b...
by Dash33
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver
Replies: 197
Views: 52754

Re: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver

mikeyg123 wrote:
ReservoirDog wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Not yet as good all round as Alonso but still has a good 3/4 seasons of improvement in him.
As an Alonso fan, I'd put money on him to clean Alonso's clocks in equal machinery any day.
Not right now. I'm sure the cross over will come soon though.
Honestly, I think right now.
by Dash33
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if it was anyone except Vettel?
Replies: 21
Views: 6400

What if it was anyone except Vettel?

sorry if this seems lame but what do you think the penalty for the exact same incident would have been for any of the other drivers? I think I would have been different, and very much so for a couple of drivers. I think in general, the younger drivers would have been penalized more heavily. HAMILTON...
by Dash33
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 390299

Re: Silly season 2018

I really don't think anyone would pair Vettel and Hamilton. I wouldn't. The swap? I'm sure Mercedes would love it I get this feeling that Hamilton sees the end of a chapter coming so it could work for him But Ferrari may have second thoughts about Hamilton's free wheeling personality And Vettel may ...
by Dash33
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 390299

Re: Silly season 2018

I think that Rosberg retiring reminded us to expect the unexpected. There's a shake up in the order at the top right now and that could create a slightly different dynamic. So, what if: Hamilton is frustrated at not winning the world championship again in 2017 (assuming Ferrari and Vettel keep on th...
by Dash33
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I was googling around and found this...would you agree?
Replies: 143
Views: 16488

Re: I was googling around and found this...would you agree?

Agreed with Zoue. I could have put Rubens or even Kubica somewhere up there, but who would I leave out? Montoya or DC? Not an easy choice Difficult to differentiate between Coulthard, Barichello and even Massa. Kubica may have had something special so, for me, belongs above those guys. Someone put ...
by Dash33
Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is anyone else getting a bit frustrated with Rosberg?
Replies: 186
Views: 20068

Re: Is anyone else getting a bit frustrated with Rosberg?

While he's not particularly interesting or exciting to watch, he could well have been leading the championship on merit today had Ricciardo not clipped him. He spent three quarters of the race yesterday on the slower tyre, and the team also admitted that they'd messed up on the set up earlier in th...
by Dash33
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why I am seriously considering turning off F1
Replies: 391
Views: 43895

Re: Why I am seriously considering turning off F1

I have just joined this thread and not read all the comments but I wanted to comment as it's an interesting topic: 1. Overall, F1 is great, and I am in the older demographic. Been watching since the 1970's. I liked it then and like it now. 2. If you are interested enough to come in to a chat room an...
by Dash33
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button, stay or go?
Replies: 42
Views: 6061

Re: Button, stay or go?

Out of those two - go to Williams, his career length is no more than 2-3 seasons now and if the car is superb he has to beat possibly the best driver on the grid to race wins, which he would be able to do in the wet/ mixed conditions but not regularly in the dry. If he was at Williams the last 2 se...
by Dash33
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where will Button be in 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 8168

Re: Where will Button be in 2016

I don't think money is an issue for him. I think he is well aware that he can no longer command top dollar. So long as he is treated fairly and is not being taken advantage of, he would make a deal (I believe). $5 mill a year is a lot of money, by anyone's standards. It can not be characterised as a...
by Dash33
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where will Button be in 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 8168

Re: Where will Button be in 2016

I'd like to see Button replace Kimi at Ferrari. He's either going there, receiving a huge pay decrease or going to endurance racing. I said it on another thread; I think Button would be a fantastic fit for a year or two alongside Vettel. Makes sense to me but I think it's unlikely. It could be McLa...
by Dash33
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari's driver lineup
Replies: 112
Views: 13133

Re: Ferrari's driver lineup

Could Button be the wild card for the seat? He's matching Alonso, proving, once again, that he's a close match with the very best. He's non threatening but reliably fast and incredibly experienced. He's cheap and, as it turns out, is one of the most popular drivers around the world. Could he be the ...
by Dash33
Fri May 15, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 43
Views: 6353

Re: If you had to choose

Simple, for action, I'd choose Hamilton, Alonso, Perez and Maldanado.
by Dash33
Wed May 13, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal
Replies: 157
Views: 22381

Re: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal

1. Vettel had an off year last year. Either exhausted or the car didn't suit him. Or both. Personally I think it's likely that if he went to Ferrari Vettel would beat him 2. Vettel is the most underrated 4x World Champion 3. If he lost to Vettel it would severely damage his career 4. I believe that...
by Dash33
Wed May 13, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal
Replies: 157
Views: 22381

Re: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal

1. Vettel had an off year last year. Either exhausted or the car didn't suit him. Or both. Personally I think it's likely that if he went to Ferrari Vettel would beat him 2. Vettel is the most underrated 4x World Champion 3. If he lost to Vettel it would severely damage his career 4. I believe that...
by Dash33
Wed May 13, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal
Replies: 157
Views: 22381

Re: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal

mcdo wrote:
Dash33 wrote:2. Vettel is the most underrated 4x World Champion
Come again?
Obviously said with some irony. We all bash him (well, lots of us do) and claim that he's not as good as our favorite two or three time Champions. But he has won it four times, is what I am pointing out.
by Dash33
Wed May 13, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal
Replies: 157
Views: 22381

Re: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal

1. Vettel had an off year last year. Either exhausted or the car didn't suit him. Or both. Personally I think it's likely that if he went to Ferrari Vettel would beat him 2. Vettel is the most underrated 4x World Champion 3. If he lost to Vettel it would severely damage his career 4. I believe that...
by Dash33
Wed May 13, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal
Replies: 157
Views: 22381

Re: Ricciardo not ready to commit to new RB deal

1. Vettel had an off year last year. Either exhausted or the car didn't suit him. Or both. Personally I think it's likely that if he went to Ferrari Vettel would beat him 2. Vettel is the most underrated 4x World Champion 3. If he lost to Vettel it would severely damage his career 4. I believe that ...
by Dash33
Sun May 03, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 21 years ago today....
Replies: 39
Views: 9377

Re: 21 years ago today....

Here is a link to a deleted Senna scene from the film, '1:Life On The Limit'.

It was part of an early rough cut so still has timecode and a temp v/o (Michael Fassbender's voice is on the final documentary).

https://vimeo.com/69214216
by Dash33
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico has accepted 2nd already against Hamilton...
Replies: 328
Views: 53330

Re: Nico has accepted 2nd already against Hamilton...

Do you think it would have been better for Nico if he'd had Lewis's 2014 luck (without winning the championship)? I'm thinking especially the early bad luck and qualifying at the back of the grid. Those drives through the field must have really sharpened Lewis's overtaking and he got to race flat-ou...
by Dash33
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would a spec series F1 be any worse?
Replies: 51
Views: 7920

Re: Would a spec series F1 be any worse?

It's the fact that it's the pinnacle of motor racing. In terms of glamour and prestige only. In terms of technical innovation, engineering excellence and quality of the racing, that title now goes to the FIA WEC imho. I agree on the racing part, but F1 is by far the most popular motor sport and I'd...
by Dash33
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would a spec series F1 be any worse?
Replies: 51
Views: 7920

Re: Would a spec series F1 be any worse?

It's the fact that it's the pinnacle of motor racing. In terms of glamour and prestige only. In terms of technical innovation, engineering excellence and quality of the racing, that title now goes to the FIA WEC imho. I agree on the racing part, but F1 is by far the most popular motor sport and I'd...
by Dash33
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18189

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

I actually believe wacko Marko this time, Mercedes has come to the realization that an F1 title has lost a lot of it's lustre when one team is demolishing the rest of the field primarily because an engine rule change (a change not very popular among F1's dwindling fan base) Respectfully, I couldn't...
by Dash33
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18189

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

I actually believe wacko Marko this time, Mercedes has come to the realization that an F1 title has lost a lot of it's lustre when one team is demolishing the rest of the field primarily because an engine rule change (a change not very popular among F1's dwindling fan base) Respectfully, I couldn't...
by Dash33
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 238722

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

As of today it is: Vettel - 40 Hamilton - 36 Alonso - 32 There are 15 races left in the 2015 season. My guess is that Hamilton will likely have scored over 44 races by year's end. If Vettel wins a couple more he will be on 42. My current vote goes to Hamilton. They will both probably beat Alain Pros...
by Dash33
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18189

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

I don't know what's worse: Marko coming out with this bull or people on here actually giving it credence. It's not in Mercedes' interests to help a competitor like that. This isn't a gentleman's game, it's a ruthless, cut-throat sport. If Mercedes wanted to make it look as though the field were cat...